Purpose/Key Objectives of the Job
What is the primary purpose of this job? Describe the 5-6 main objectives of the job and the approximate % of time spent performing each objective.
• Manage Nouryon’s (corporate) tax agenda for the Americas - (25%)
• Advise business units and staff departments on US and international fiscal matters (25%)
• Oversee US tax accounting activities- (25%)
• Oversee US tax compliance activities – (25%)
The TDA reports into the Global Head of Tax, who reports into the CFO.
The Tax Director Americas (’TDA’) reports into the Global Head of Tax and is responsible for Nouryon’s fiscal position in the Americas (including US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina), focusing predominantly on corporate income tax. The role has three direct reports, a Federal Tax Manager and a State Tax Manager located in Chicago (US) and a Latam Tax Manager located in Sao Paulo (Brazil).
The TDA develops strategies and sets policies aimed at optimizing Nouryon’s fiscal position in the region and advises corporate and business functions on tax matters. Main areas of responsibility are changes in law, financing, transfer pricing, restructurings, M&A and other changes in operating environment. Additionally, the TDA would support the envisaged IPO of Nouryon group from a tax perspective.
The TDA is also responsible for the US tax provisioning, works closely with Nouryon’s Accounting and Reporting department on this and is the vocal point for tax in the group’s financial audit.
Finally, the TDA oversees the regional tax compliance together with the inhouse teams in the US and Brazil as well as with external support from outsourcing partners to ensure the accurate and timely filing of tax returns.
The TDA autonomously takes day-to-day decisions relevant for the American fiscal position, whilst he/she is expected to discuss strategical decisions or decisions with a material financial impact with the Global Head of Tax and/or CFO.
The TDA should have in-depth knowledge of US tax law and US tax accounting. He/she should feel comfortable working in the areas of international tax law, transfer pricing and M&A. Experience in a US IPO process would be considered advantageous. Other qualities that would be viewed upon positively are proven people management skills and experience in tax technology and automation.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in accounting/business administration with MST in tax and CPA licensure or law degree/bar membership with LLM in tax.